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10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in India


Analytics India Magazine’s annual ranking of the 10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in India, in terms of Impact, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Analytics evangelism.



10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in India 2014
Pankaj Kulshreshtha – Business Leader, Analytics & Research at Genpact

Pankaj leads the Analytics and Research practice globally at Genpact. This practice is part of Genpact’s Smart Decision Services that enables clients across industries to make smarter decisions in sales and marketing, cost, and risk management using data and insights. Under his leadership, Genpact’s Analytics business has grown to one of the largest and most extensive practices in the industry.

Rohit Tandon – Vice President, Strategy WW Head of HP Global Analytics

He is a veteran industry executive known for pioneering and guiding new businesses to success. In Rohit’s leadership HP Global Analytics grew from a small team to a large analytics organization. Today as part of HP’s Corporate Strategy team, Global Analytics is also chartered to lead HP’s Analytics delivery ecosystem, and bring together similar teams to drive innovations that support HP’s enterprise priorities.

Sameer Dhanrajani – Business Leader, Cognizant Analytics

In his capacity, Sameer is leading end-to-end business spheres of Cognizant Analytics and is responsible for crafting differentiated strategies around analytics consulting, platforms and services coupled with creating best of breed GTM, business development, operational excellence solutioning exercises and delivering transformational analytics engagements.

Srikanth Velamakanni – Co founder and Chief Executive Officer at Fractal Analytics

Srikanth leads Fractal’s global presence in business intelligence, consumer insights, predictive analytics, and optimization sciences, delivered through visual story-telling. Prior to co-founding Fractal, he consulted with major market leaders such as Visa, P&G, Citibank, HDFC Bank and SAP in predictive analytics for risk management and marketing effectiveness.

Pankaj Rai – Director, Global Analytics at Dell

Pankaj Rai is the Director of Dell Global Analytics (DGA). Pankaj has been with Dell for ~8 years and has been with DGA for close to 5 years. Prior to this he was working with the India President’s office and managed all strategic and corporate planning related initiatives of Dell in India. In this role, he was responsible for helping Dell diversify and grow its footprint in India as also represent Dell outside in industry forums.

Amit Khanna, Partner at KPMG

Amit has also done lot of work in areas of analytics capability development & analytics adaption in Organizations. He has worked extensively with various universities to develop Analytics & Data scientist curriculum. He personally own 2 analytics patents, he has also worked with large global clients to help them design their analytics organization & adapt a fact based culture.

Ashish Singru – Director eBay India Analytics Center
Ashish has over 18 years of experience in driving analytics and customer insights into strategic planning and decision-making in a wide range of organizations. He currently heads eBay’s global center of excellence for analytics in Bangalore, with the aim of building cutting-edge capability to solve eBay’s hardest business problems.

Arnab Chakraborty – Managing Director, Analytics at Accenture Consulting

Arnab has over 15+ years of rich experience in consulting and business analytics across diverse industry sectors. Before joining Accenture, Arnab played a pivotal role in scaling up enterprise wide analytics capabilities globally for the past ten years at Hewlett Packard (HP) and GE Capital (Genpact). Prior to that, he held leadership positions at KPMG Consulting, Wipro Technologies, and Larsen & Toubro.

Anil Kaul – CEO and Co-founder at Absolutdata

Dr. Anil Kaul is a well-known expert in the industry with over 16 years of experience in marketing research, strategic consulting. and quantitative modeling. He has consulted over 20 Fortune 500 companies during the 4 years he spent with McKinsey & Co. in New York. Thereafter, he joined Anubis Inc., an innovative data warehousing start-up in San Francisco Bay Area, as a part of the four-member top management team.

Dr. N.R.Srinivasa Raghavan, Senior Vice President & Head of Analytics at Reliance Industries Limited

Working closely with the Chairman and the Senior Business Leadership, he is setting up the Centre of Excellence for Big Data Analytics at RIL capable of delivering deep business insights across many businesses. He is responsible for strategizing and realizing the value proposition for Data Science and Data Governance within the group companies while building and mentoring a world class team of data scientists.

Read more at Analytics India magazine.